Alaska

Another end to another interesting and engaging summer. I can’t say I’m not looking forward to the next school year (study abroad in Copenhagen!- knock on wood) but I am sad to see the summer go. I’ve been able to work with some amazing people,...

Sometimes, it’s hard to comprehend just how large Alaska is as a state. There’s mountain ranges and rivers and hills that seem to go on forever. Whenever I visit a new section of the state, like my recent trip to Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, I...

While I am familiar with the frustrations and joys of unpredictable, vexing weather patterns, it still took a few days to adjust to this in a field work setting. In previous fieldwork, we worked on a set schedule, going out to do our work...

The first part of my summer has been spent in the field, either as part of the long-term monitoring of peregrine falcons on the upper Yukon River or the vole survey that is done in Denali. For the rest of my summer, I will be...

After two weeks in the field, I am briefly back in Fairbanks before I head out on a small mammals survey in Denali. It’s good to be back in town, but already I miss my days on the river. We were delayed for a few...

Hello, my name is Lynneva Carroll, and welcome back to my blog. I am here for my second season of Mosaics in Science, which I am so excited to start. This season I am interning for the Central Alaska Network again as a biology and...

As I mentioned in previous posts, I have spent most of this summer teleworking from my home in Fairbanks. My main project has been to develop a video about the conservation of Yellow-billed Loons, specifically, the threats from environmental contaminants they face. Other interns are...

My coworkers and I don’t often get to meet face-to-face, but when we do we have a good time. The other day I was in the office, getting my work computer set up so I could start putting together my yellow-billed loon video. Two other...

If I were to go back to before the pandemic and look at what my internship is now, I would be surprised, to say the least. That does not mean that it’s awful and my summer is ruined, but it is not what I imagined...

There are several parks in the Central Alaska Network, and I have spent the last week visiting one of them- Denali National Park. Last week, from Monday to Sunday, I was camping in Denali working on a small mammals project out by Rock Creek, which...